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JUNE 14

 

 God resisteth the proud; and giveth grace to the humble

 

1 Pet. 5:5.

 

Above almost everything else, beloved, let us guard well our humility. It is only when we are little in our own eyes that God can use us with safety to ourselves. And yet He does not shield us from every test of fidelity. If therefore the Lord give you a little exaltation today, a little encouragement of success in His service, receive it humbly, meekly, remembering your own unworthiness and insufficiency except as God is pleased to work through you; and be just as ready to receive the humiliations of tomorrow as necessary for your discipline and the proper balancing of your character. If the success of yesterday makes you fret under the humiliation of today, beware! You are not as roundly developed spiritually as you should be.

 

 

 Parallel passages: Jas. 4:6,10;  Isa. 57:15; 66:2;  Matt. 20:26-28;  Mark 10:43-45;  Job 22:29;  Prov.15: 33; 29: 23;  Dan. 4: 37;  Luke 14: 11; 18: 14;  1.Pet. 5: 6.